Source:savannanews24.com/Hamza Lansah Lolly:
The Municipal Chief Executive for Savelugu, Hon Hajia Ayishetu Seidu has cut a sod for the construction of a 2 storey 12 units’ classroom block for the Savelugu Senior High School.
The 24 classroom block storey, a GETfund project is aimed to put a stop to the double track system and increase the numbers of classrooms in the school.
The project is part of government initiatives to improve infrastructure development in the educational sector especially in the second cycle institutions.
According to the MCE for Savelugu, the project is coming at the right time, “It’s very important and very dear to our hearts. The double track system that people have criticized in one way or the other is almost coming to an end. His Excellency the President has seen the need for children to be in school at the time that they have to be and he has given us a 24 classroom blocks”.
Hon Hajia Ayishetu said the Pong Tamale SHS is also get 6 units classroom block, adding that, the school for deaf has also benefited from similarly project.
The Savelugu MCE urged the contractor of the project to adhered to the technical specifications and complete the project on scheduled.
“For us here, I think we are not going to leave the contractor have his way, it has to go according to the technical specification that has been given to them, he has to work according to rule and he has to make sure that he does everything with regards to whatever has been given to him. I have an engineering works unit that will take up those issues up and coming to see whether they are using specifications that have been mentioned, I think we are not going to leave any stone unturned and make sure that he goes by whatever has been indicated. The money is seating there because the government makes sure that he has the money before awarding this contract as at when they work so that there is no excuse for not been able to work within the time frame that have been given”.
The Quantity Surveyor and Consultant for GETFund project, Mr. Jerry Jimah Jnr who handover the project to the Contractor, assured the assembly and the contractor the zeal of the government to ensure that the project complete on scheduled.
According to him, the government is bent on fulfilling its promise and dub this project as emergency project. “This projects are emergency projects because in the next academic year commencing from 2019 September government intends to put a stop to the double tracking system”.
Mr. Jimah Jnr revealed that, funds are available for the project adding that, 38 schools in the Northern Region are benefits for the GETFund emergency projects. “We did an assessment of their needs and some not a classroom but a dormitory will ease their challenge. Some also a classroom and some other facilities, so this project in all we are executing over 30 two story classroom blocks for all secondary schools in the Northern Region and also a number of dormitories that we are putting up to ease or put a stop to the SHS tracking system”.
“In fact we have been here for the past 3 weeks handing over projects to contractors for all second cycle institutions in the Northern Region”. He added
Students of the school expresses their appreciation to the NPP government for the numerous initiatives the school is currently benefiting.